Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium
Call for Presentations
The main goal of MUMS is to promote undergraduate study in the mathematical sciences. Undergraduate students are invited to present 10-15 minute talks or posters from any area of mathematics. Possible topics for presentations include, but are not limited to:
- results of class projects,
- solutions to contest problems (Putnam Exam, modeling competitions, etc.),
- results from undergraduate research projects (including results from REUs),
- expository talks on interesting topics in mathematics,
- papers on the history of mathematics,
- mathematics education projects, and
- independent work in mathematics, statistics, or computer science.
Faculty are also invited to present 10-15 minute talks on mathematical topics that are relevant to undergraduate students or talks about programs that support student work in the mathematical sciences.
Simpson College has received a Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences grant from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to help fund the symposium. Part of the grant money will be used to support travel for undergraduate students. Travel stipends are available for all students who attend, not just those making presentations. For more details, refer to the Travel Information page.
If you are interested in giving a talk or poster presentation, you must submit an abstract in advance. Email MUMS@simpson.edu with the names of all presenters, school, faculty sponsor’s name, title of the presentation, a brief abstract, and your choice of a talk or poster presentation. The abstract deadline is Friday, March 29. If you have any questions, email MUMS@simpson.edu to contact the symposium co-directors, Dr. Heidi Berger (phone 515-961-1837) and Dr. Bill Schellhorn (phone 515-961-1321).
All of the rooms for oral presentations will be equipped with a laptop computer connected to a projector. Black tri-fold foam poster boards are available for poster presenters if needed; they are 3 feet tall by 4 feet wide and can accommodate at most 16 sheets of paper.
Funding for MUMS 2013 is provided by NSF grant DMS-0846477 through the MAA Regional Undergraduate Mathematics Conferences program (maa.org/RUMC). Additional funding is provided by the Simpson College Mathematics Department (simpson.edu/math).